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People who marry young are happier, but those who marry later earn more

Marriage - Washington Post

Julia Shaw hit traffic pay dirt earlier this week when she took to Slate to argue that twenty-somethings should follow her lead and get married now. Shaw got married at 23, and it seems to have worked out well for her. Amanda Marcotte responded by throwing some cold hard data on that argument, noting that women who marry later are less likely to get divorced and earn more, on average, than their earlier-marrying counterparts.


Semen is 'good for women's health and helps fight depression'

Oral sex is good for women's health and makes you feel happier, according to a study which studied the effects of semen's 'mood-altering chemicals'. The State University of New York study - which scientists carried out via survey rather than through practical experiment - compared the sex lives of 293 females to their mental health.

Senh: I've read of a similar report that was blasted by the scientific and academic community.


USA scores high in wealth, not happiness


A study being released today shows the United States may be on top when it comes to acquiring wealth, but it doesn't measure up as well when it comes to happiness and life span, MSNBC is reporting.


Too much happiness can make you unhappy, studies show


The happier you are, the better, right? Not necessarily. Studies show that there is a darker side to feeling good and that the pursuit of happiness can sometimes make you . . . well, less happy.


How Your Salary Level Affects Your Happiness

A new survey by the jobs site CareerBliss.com finds that employees with higher salaries are happier with all aspect of their work life, not just their compensation.


Recipe for Happiness: College-Educated, Married, No Kids

Recipe for Happiness: College-Educated, Married, No Kids

As if the vast distributed intelligence of the Internet were seeking to drive home a theme of my last post, I just tripped across this Reuters article relating some findings from the first wave of the UK household longitudinal study. The ambitious government-funded study will follow 40,000 households over 20 years, allowing researchers to tease out how changes in income, health, marital status, educational attainment and so on affect individual well-being over time.  Reporteth Reuters:

Senh: What's going on with these recent studies against having kids?


Does money make you happy? Absolutely

Does money make you happy? Absolutely

Life Inc.: Scientists have finally shredded the old saw about money and happiness. Apparently, money can purchase a whole lot of happiness.


Study: Happiness is having friends at church

A study finds that the social aspect of religion and a shared religious connection built around identity and belonging increase one's sense of ...


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